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. the louisiana purchase doubled the size of the united states. eventually, the area would make up all or part of 15 new states, including kansas. >> kansas is a flag meant to represent "manifest destiny." there are three separate images of people on the flag, all moving westward. >> manifest destiny was the belief that the american expansion across the continent was both inevitable and justifiable. >> in the foreground, you see a farmer plowing his land. just beyond the farmer, you see a wagon train, also heading west. in the background, you see native americans hunting bison. there's also a steamboat on the kansas river, meant to represent commerce. life for the pioneers was not easy, and the state motto is "ad astra per aspera," which means "to the stars through difficulties," which is certainly a reference to how hard it was to settle the land. >> within the state seal, 34 stars represent kansas' place as our 34th state. >> above that state seal, there is a blue-and-gold band meant to reference the french and the louisiana purchase. >> and at the very top is the state flower -- the sunflow
got worse for the united states overseas today as anti-u.s. protests over the film that denigrates the prophet, muhammed, spread to nearly 20 countries now. the violence has erupted in what is the cradle of spring, and in benghazi, the attack that killed four americans, including the first ambassador to die in decades. this was a somber day at andrew's air force base as the four americans came home, as the leaders of their government looked on. it is where we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: to the mournful tones of "nearer my god to thee," the caskets came home, four public servants, arriving to the embrace of family and the secretary of state, brought together in grief. >> today, we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country, and our values. >> reporter: four americans, the president said, who knew the danger and accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> glenn dougherty never shied from adventure, he believed in his life he could make a difference, by the calling as a navy s
. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards firing tear gas at protesters trying to keep them away from the embassy walls. a very similar scene going -- taking place right now in the city of yemen in the capital of yemen, where protesters even managed to breach the compound walls. >> reporter: another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital. they climbed the gate, set fire, and raised posters denouncing a once obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in a televised statement and said he told that to president obama in a phone call this morning. wednesday night in an interview with telemundo, the president was as
business, built around van heusen in particular and arrow, the two larges brands in the united states. then our sportswear izod, a major roll-out with jc penney with the brand there. continued strong growth in our department store base, particularly macy's. that brand continues to perform and regain positioning. >> jc penney is a battleground. people worried that perhaps they are not doing well on your conference call you made it clear stores within stores are fantastic for your future. >> you know, we think it is a great way to show case our brands. we have seen early results and i'm talking about very early. ten days worth of sales so far as new shops have gone in. we have seen good sales performance in those stores. ron johnson from jc penney has talked about the transformation he's taking the company through. clearly he's been up front about the rocky issues he's had to deal with. they have a clear path. we are being as supportive as we can with them, not only with izod but with van heusen. we are a big part of the dress furnishings business to move the consumer forward. >> do the
union itself. we have a very unusual situation in this united states, it relates not just to the teachers unions, but more broadly. i don't mean to be terribly partisan but i am. in the case of democratic party, the largest contributors to the teachers unions are the democrats. allowing teachers to strike on matters such as their compensation, i think is a right that exists in this country. but i do believe we have to have a recognition of the person sitting across the table is representing the public and the students, not the teachers union. >> another issue that came out of chicago, governor, what portion of the teachers' salaries should be connected to test stores. >> i think there should be some connection between the capacity of the teachers to move students from grade level to grade level to their compensation. there were some teachers that regularly moved virtually all of their students a full grade level or more. and there were other teacher s that were unable to do that. in my opinion, the teachers that are able to do that should be paid more. >> the cost of a ful
crisis and leadership throughout the middle east that is morphing into a rage against the united states. i think it is here. and from a pure political point of view, this is an area of strength for president obama that they thought could essentially be put away as there's more after focus on the economy and contrasting president obama with governor romney. now this question of american policy, accusations of american weakness in the middle east, all of those things are in play and here come those presidential debates to really hash all that out. >> and governor romney has challenged the president's leadership in the middle east after the libya attack trying to politicize. has it resonated beyond the republican base? >> well, we don't know yet. we'll test that out over time as we look at polling and as these two debate one another. the reality is that president obama would be perhaps more on the defensive if it were not for governor romney getting so much criticism for his statements this week criticizing the president even before all the facts were known and in the immediate wake of the
. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a punch line. >> my opponent is new to foreign policy. you may not be ready if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. if you can't afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent's ad
: the president of the united states may be considered the most powerful man on earth, but scott van doozen is no slouch. the florida pizza shop owner is a registered republican but a fan of the president, and clearly a really big fan. >> man, are you a power lifter or what? >> reporter: mitt romney opted for a slightly quieter photo on, going to church with his wife ann on a day when the focus was on the economy. >> this is a president that has not been able to deliver on his promises. >> when our opponent goes around saying that the nation is in decline, he doesn't know what he's talking about. >> reporter: the president defended his own economic record while attacking romney's. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they pay for $5 trillion of new tax cuts and $2 trillion of new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. that's not bold leadershipe lea. >> i'm bringing down deductions at the high end so the revenues stay the same. >> reporter: another sunday on the campaign trail. obama and romney, two guys with one goal in common, beating the other guy. >>> sadly,
nicely. a little fall like a especially across the northern tier of the united states. orlando and miami we will i see scattered showers and storms. if you're watching us on kptv news channel 5 in west palm beach, florida, in nearby boca raton see what happens when artists design their own golf courses at big art miniature golf at the boca raton museum of art. that is your "early today" event of the day. i'd love to design my own golf course. >> that is really miniature golf, did you see. >> no, i was reading. >> watch next time. >>> here's an early look at entertainment headlines. shakira is taking another step to have it all. she and 25-year-old barcelona soccer star gerard piquet are awaiting the arrival of their first baby. the grammy winner and judge on nbc's "the voice" is taking time out. congratulations. >>> the ron bert pattinson kristen stewart reunion has apparently turned into a reck reconciliati reconciliation. friends of pattinson is saying, quote, they're going to be a couple together again. us magazine reports they are back together after a dramatic makeup in los angeles.
and as i said the united states taxpayer had to step in and backstop those funds with a guarantee. we should never want to see that happen again. >> how do you avoid that at this point? people have money in money market accounts and they think it is money in the bank. when you say break the buck. explain what that means and what steps have you taken to ensure that won't happen again? >> sure. well, people do assume what you are saying is they put a dollar in a money market fund they will get a dollar back out but it is in fact a portfolio of investment securities and they fluctuate in value. so the $1 stable net asset value as we call it is a bit of a fiction. the money market fund may be worth more or less than that at any given moment as the portfolio securities fluctuate. >> mary, there have been so many events to ruin investor confidence. you can look at the flash crash of 2010, the software glitch in august. are toward safe? do you have the regulations and personnel to keep them safe? >> i think towainvestos tors are in our market. you think of the flash crash wesh immediately ca
-islam internet movie made in the united states that washington has publicly and repeatedly denounced. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: the protesters aren't listening to that. authorities in cairo are erecting new walls around the embassy to prevent mobs from getting close, evidence in concrete of the growing divide between washington, cairo and beyond. there have been demonstrations against the offensive video in 11 countries so far. half of them in places where washington supported arab spring uprisings that toppled strong men who had formerly been u.s. allies. the arab spring has taken a dark turn. in yemen on thursday, protesters managed to break into the parking lot of the embassy in sanaa, destroying vehicles, smashing windows and even using a forklift to do more damage. no embassy staff was hurt. entering this volatile region now, the pope, leaving rome today for a previously scheduled visit to lebanon. so far there hasn't been any violence there. but today is friday, the mu
election. and to know that the first lady of the entire united states is coming to baltimore in support of her husband and the democratic party is a great joy for us. >> in baltimore, wbal tv 11 news. >>> this morning mitt romney has released his latest tax returns for 2011 to prove that he paid a rate of at least 13%. in fact, it was 14% last year. 11 news reporter steve handlesman has more. >> mitt romney paid far less tax than he predicted he would pay. when his taxes became an issue last winter. but less than he legally had to in 2011. he made $13.7 million mostly from investments. he donated $4 million to charity. but he only deducted $2.25 million. so he paid $1.9 million, 14.1% in federal income taxes. in las vegas today, romney didn't talk about his taxes. instead claiming he would be the real change president. >> president obama raised up the white flag of surrender again yesterday. he said you can't change washington from the inside. you have to do it from the outside. we're gonna give him that chance. >> earlier today in virginia, president obama fired back at romney. >> chan
own that home. i'm a taxpayer and i'm a united states citizen. >> when 62-year-old brenda lucas doesn't stay with family or friends, she calls this tent home, camping here with few comfort with a place to cook and a place to lie down. she doesn't want to give up on the place she's called home since 1969. >> i didn't want to be a burden on other people. >> lucas had a house on this land on beaumont street but in february of 2011, someone set fire to her home. >> attempted to open the door to the first level and there i saw a column of fire at the front and i just watched my life go up in flames. >> the baltimore fire department ruled the cause of the fire arson. lucas, her daughter and two grandchildren made it out of the house alive. lucas had to be hospitalized for several days for smoke inhalation and minor burns. she has recovered but what has happened since the fire continues to be an open wound for lucas. >> i needed help from wherever it could come. i needed everything. i stood in need of everything because i had lost everything and i said i don't want the city to just level my
getting ready for the big debate next month. >> please welcome the next president of the united states. mitt romney. >> in virginia, mitt romney rolled out a new set of talking points borrowing from the pledge of allegiance and alying one nation under god. >> i will not take god off our coins and i will not take god out of my heart! >> and the heart of the election season is now facing the two campaigns, which have less than two months left to convince voters. brian moore, wbal tv 11 news. >>> a wreath laying ceremony was held saturday to honor members of the maryland national guard killed in the global war on terror. ceremony took place at the fallen warrior memorial. 12 names were added to the list of those killed on september 11th, 2001 to this past february. >>> fellow members of the maryland national guard who gave their last full measure and as we come together to once again add a name to this memorial. every minute of every hour of every day, americans enjoy the blessings of this nation and our way of life. blessings protected by the service of men and women in uniform. >> maryl
to be a hearing on whether or not samsung can even sell some of these products in the united states. >> if you have one, you don't have to give it back, you can keep it, but it may mean you cannot get replacement parts in the future. >> yes. >> this is a broader issue in terms of when you come up with an idea, how you protect it. >> that's correct. so if you take it down to sort of the -- you hear a lot of political campaigns about main street versus wall street, a main street business, someone has an idea and wants to protect it, they'll get a patent on the device and process and build a business around it, hire put food on the table of the employees' families and this is worth protecting. someone steals that idea, they'll want to take action and that's what you see in these patent infringement cases. people view their patents as their property and like you don't want someone taking your house, you don't want someone stealing your ideas. >> how is this different than you come up with a tire and another company comes up with steel belted radial tires? how do you protect your idea? >> you go an
, president of the united states, he'll lay out the vision for the next four years. i do think it's worth reminding people which i tried to do in my speech and others did, what has the country inherited. we're not out of the woods but not the global recession, deepest since the great recession, an auto industry about to collapse, the auto industry out and thriving. we had new numbers out in august showing again sales are up. on that clear choice mitt romney said i think he should go bankrupt. the president said not on my watch. clear difference. if we had followed mitt romney's strategy we would have lost those manufacturing jobs and ohio would have a lower unemployment rate. >> the president was recently asked to grade himself on the economy, his answer was incomplete, something he has said time to time over his four-year term. the voters gave him four years and the four years are about up. is it sufficient to say it's incomplete. >> i think his reflection, i think would be a true statement, until the middle class feel like their economic security is where it should be, the president sho
with ford is not the united states where things are terrific and mark fields is on this morning saying a lot of good things. the problems are in latin america and the problems are in europe. i think the stock is just a hold, not a buy, not a sell. i need to go to gene in texas. jeanne! >> caller: yes, thanks for taking my call, jim. i'm calling about permian basin trust. >> the problem with all these is they are cutting back. a lot of them are cutting yield and distributions. i'm staying away from this group for now. let's go to sol in new york. >> caller: booyah from the big apple, jim. >> liking it. >> caller: with the recent drug approvals, what are your feelings on dndn? >> no, no, no. i don't like it. very cloudy future and crowded place. let's go to elvis in iowa. elvis! >> caller: booyah from des moines iowa. >> like it. >> i have a question about amarin, fda approval a couple months ago. >> as long as you recognize this is pure speck because this had a very big move. i will bless it only as a speck. >> i need to go to john in massachusetts. john. >> caller: big booyah, jim. trinity,
children. the attack came a day after the united states said it was designating the haqqani network, blamed for a number of high-profile attacks on western and afghan targets in kabul, a terrorist organization. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is back in washington, d.c., after being treated at the mayo clinic in arizona. jackson is spending the weekend resting at home with his wife and children. the 47-year-old began medical leave in early june. he is likely to be back at work on monday when congress returns from its summer recess. >>> and lots of kids get their hair cut so they look really good when they go back to school. however, in china, four brothers who are quadruplets had their hair cut so that their teachers could identify them. so, the kids now sport the numbers one through four on the top of their heads, corresponding to the order of their birth back in 2006. i don't know about that one, you guys. looks a little bit unfortunate. i don't know. what do you think? >> well, a tattoo would be permanent. >> well, there's only one way to find out. what do you say? come on, gu
if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person? well, one pizza shop owner in florida got a little excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thoug into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to th
legal traffic stops if they have reason to suspect they're in the united states illegally. critics who call the pressure "show me your papers law" say had will lead to racial profiling. >> two bank robbers are on the run after they kidnapped a bank manager and strapped what they said was a bomb from her waist. a bomb squad detonated the device which turned out not to be an explosive. fortunately no one was injured. >> officials in costa rica are assessing the damage from a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. the quake damaged buildings and roads and blew out windows. at least 20 people were injured. >> dramatic video from china this morning. a young girl riding her bike became pinned beneath a bus after it went out of control and hit her. rescuers had to carefully dig beneath her head to pull her to safety. amazingly, she escaped unharmed. >> and kayla tausche . >> traders expect a measured, not blowout solution to be announced. meanwhile here at home it a big week for jobs today. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits is expected to fall ahead of tomorrow's all-important jobs
of a man, the president of the united states, in this election. do we use the right criteria? >> no. you know, i think one of the reasons i got interested in doing this piece, in obama's life, was it struck me. i mean, just looking at it from afar that some of the problems that used to affect the evaluation of pro athletes, pro sports has gotten over, sort of like how to separate out luck from skill and how not to blame, you know, assigning credit and blame where credit and blame is due on a baseball field, but we don't really do in political life, especially with the president. he's forever credited and blamed for things that he actually has often very little control over. >> you played a kind of game with the president where you said to him, mr. president, let's assume that you're no longer president and i'm president, meaning you. >> yeah. >> what are the things i need to know about this job? and you took a few passes. >> i had to do it a few times. it took him a little while for him to get used to the idea i was president. he didn't like that. >> what did he say was important for you
. >> reporter: ahead of his speech at the united nations general assembly today, president obama shared a private dinner with heads of state monday. republicans have seized on the fact that the president hasn't scheduled a single one-on-one meeting with any world leader here, but on monday white house spokesman jay carney pushed back. >> he is intensively engaged, as he has been since he took the oath of office in, matters of foreign affairs and national security. >> reporter: while most polls show romney trailing in the all-important swing state, including ohio where he's behind by five points and kicking off a bus tour today, romney told nbc news he remains confident. >> look, we're going to win. there's no question in my mind. we're going to win. the polls go up. polls go down. there have been some weeks i'm ahead, some weeks i'm behind. >> reporter: as for the president he's not ceding any ground. during a daytime tv conversation on the couch alongside the first lady, mr. obama hinted at a return to teaching after politi politics. >> first things first here. we do have an election a
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